How Need2Save was born
We are just another couple living in the U.S.A. Maybe we’re a little like you. Then again, maybe we are not. We fell in love in our early 20s, married at age 23 and had two sons in rapid succession in the late 90’s. We’ve had a wonderful and fulfilling life so far. But we want more! We are both currently working full-time jobs (although that wasn’t always the case). There are days when we love our professional lives and days when we are ready to give the whole thing up to pursue other interests and talents. (See the links below to learn more about us)
The concept of early retirement crept into our lives in the last 4 years or so. I guess we always thought we’d be able to retire somewhat early, but our plans lacked specificity and focus. We’ve been pretty good money managers over our lives, sharing the responsibilities of managing our family budget and making informed and sound financial decisions as a team. Although we’ve made some mistakes, we’ve also learned from each of them. We’ve pursued excellence in our professional endeavors and those have yielded steady, increasing salaries. As a result of those earnings, and careful saving and planning, we are focused on hanging up our work shoes and living the financially independent lifestyle of our dreams.
We are excited about personal finance and maximizing easy-to-follow, simple guidelines to achieve Financial Independence. We are so excited about it, in fact, that we feel we have something to share with others. Maybe by joining us on our journey, you can achieve your financially independent dreams too! But, there’s no get-rich-quick scheme. You “NEED. TO. SAVE!” Once you build and sustain a habit of saving and investing, the magic of time and math finishes the job for you. We are happy to have you here.